Frederick Dharma Book Club

1st & 3rd Tuesday
8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

RSVP or Just Show Up!

$20 Benefactor; $10 Sustainer; $5 Scholarship

No Prior Meditation Experience Is Necessary.

The Frederick Dharma Book Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 8:15 to 9:15 pm. Each month the club will discuss a selected book. The goal is to open your minds and hearts to the diverse selection of dharma related material. Even if you have not read the book, please come and enjoy the evening. The discussion is open to all who are interested in learning more about the dharma and how these valuable teachings can make us more aware and bring more insight into our lives.

Before our Dharma Book Club, I would encourage you to attend Anthony Dominic Chielli’s Meditation Group class from 7:00 to 8:00pm

Future Books:

Ursula LeGuin’s Tao Te Ching (March 2020)
Mark Nepo’s Drinking From the River Of Light (April 2020)
Parker Palmer’s A Hidden Wholeness (May and June 2020)
Tara Brach’s Radical Compassion (TBD)

Past Books:

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child
Thich Nhat Hanh’s Fear Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm
Pema Chodron’s Practicing Peace in Times of War
Benjamin Hoff’s The Tao of Pooh
Laurie Cameron’s The Mindful Day
Bhante Gunaratana’s Loving-Kindness in Plain English
Heather Stang’s Mindfulness & Grief
Sharon Salzburg’s Real Love
Josh Korda’s Unsubscribe
Tara Brach’s Radical Acceptance
Michael Singer’s The Untethered Soul

January and February

Lessons of the Lotus

Practical Spiritual Teachings of a Traveling Buddhist Monk

By Bhante Wimala

Book will not be available at Curious Iguana Book Store in Downtown Frederick

Jan 7 Chapters 1-3
Jan 21 Chapter 4
Feb 4 Chapters 5, 6
Feb 18 Chapters 7, 8

Ray Manyoky

About Ray Manyoky

Ray began his Vipassana meditation practice in 2015 as a way to alleviate his depression and anxiety. Ray currently teaches the Friday Night Heart Practices Meditation Class, hosts the Frederick Dharma Book Club, is an IMCW Meditation Mentor, co-leads a Kalyana Metta group, and co-facilitates Jonathan Foust’s post-dharma talk Discussion Group. Ray is enrolled in Tara Brach’s and Jack Kornfield’s two year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certified Program (MMTCP). He regularly attends IMCW dharma talks and meditations led by Jonathan Foust, Tara Brach, and Adam Silcott. Ray is an alumnus and current mentor in Jonathan Foust’s The Year of Living Mindfully.

Ray has attended IMCW day long workshops taught by Tara, Jonathan, Hugh Byrne, Sharon Salzburg and Stan Eisenstein, and weeklong silent retreats at Bhavana Society. Ray is inspired by dharma teachers: Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Josh Korda, Joseph Goldstein and Bhante G.